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Crunchy Chocolate Eggs Recipe

Crunchy Chocolate Eggs Recipe

I've been making these chocolate candies since my children were young, and we never tire of the taste. —Janis Plourde, Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + standing YIELD:54 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts
  • 3-3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening
  • Candy sprinkles

Directions

  • 1. In a heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in cereals and peanuts.
  • 2. When cool enough to handle, drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Form into egg shapes. Refrigerate until firm.
  • 3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip eggs in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.